Multilingualism I: Social + Linguistic

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode LHF046P05
Vaknaam Multilingualism I: Social + Linguistic
Niveau(s) propedeuse
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II a

Uitgebreide vaknaam Multilingualism I: Social and Linguistic Factors
Leerdoelen Upon successful completion of the course unit, students are able to:

1. Identify key aspects of multilingualism: how it arises, and when and where it is maintained – or not. (1.2)

2. Identify the social background and cognitive makeup of bilinguals, when they use their languages, and how multilinguals are treated in official decisions, including those for education . (1.3)

3. Classify and discuss for an audience the complex language ecology of an individual or set of individuals (2.2)

4. Recognise relevant information when reading technical literature on multilingualism, both in general and applied to specific languages. (3.1)

5. Critically assess, guided by scientific theory, how natural data, extracted from the given database CHILDES can be used to support generalizations. (3.2)

6. Discuss beliefs and attitudes about language and language use, including the ones they hold themselves, and assess the validity of statements about language. (4.1.)

7. Set up, under guidance, effective short-term collaborations with peers in order to produce a unified group product that demonstrates that the group members increased understanding and knowledge by pooling their group resources. (4.2)

8. Demonstrate the ability to process natural data from the given database CHILDES by extracting relevant data. (4.3)
Omschrijving The consequences of multilingualism for individuals are at the core of this course. Students learn about types of multilingual speakers, structural and functional theories of language acquisition, the cognitive and neurological effects of knowing and using more than one language, the effects of age and personal experience on linguistic abilities, and the effect of multilingualism on intelligence. Students acquire background knowledge and skills that are invaluable for educators, policy makers, language professionals, language scientists, and even forensic investigators
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm hoorcollege, werkcollege
(2 uur werkcollege, 2 uur hoorcollege)
Toetsvorm essay, schriftelijk tentamen, schriftelijke opdracht(en)
(schriftelijk 3 hours)
Vaksoort propedeuse
Coördinator E. Juarros Daussà, PhD.
Docent(en) E. Juarros Daussà, PhD.
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Second Language Acquisition: An Introductory Course. Routledge. Gass, S. & L. Selinker ca. €  72,00
Syllabus with articles distributed through Nestor
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Course units for exchange students 1 semester II a verplicht
Course units for exchange students - semester II a verplicht
Ba Minorities & Multilingualism 1 semester II a verplicht
Ba Open colleges Letteren - semester II a keuze